In April 2015, Thrivent Financial began communicating about its intention to retire Lutheransonline. In October, notices were sent to web administrators indicating that hosted websites would be discontinued by the end of the year. To assist those remaining websites make a transition to a new webhost provider, Thrivent is extending this date to January 31, 2016.
Thrivent knows that your website may be an important part of how your organization connects with the wider community (or how you connect with family and friends), so they want to ensure that this change will have minimal impact to your organization (or to you) and its web presence. If you would like to continue to maintain a web presence, you will need to transfer your website to new web hosting services.
You will want to update your website’s URL with your users and on any sites that may direct to your webpage.
This change will impact a number of congregational websites here in South Carolina. Websites are the new “front door” for your congregation. More that two-thirds of all people looking for a church first visit a website before stepping foot inside its doors.